UAE fines AED 100,000 for spreading rumors, and jails one year for those found guilty

For spreading rumors in the UAE, officials have issued a year in prison and a fine of AED 100,000.

On its social media sites, the UAE Public Prosecution posted a video underlining the potential consequences for disseminating rumours and fake news.

The goal of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 is to counteract the dissemination of rumors and false information.

Anyone who uses the internet to publish, circulate, or spread fake news, rumors, or misleading information that contradicts official sources might face a year in prison and a fine of AED 100,000, according to Article 52 of the law.

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